Season 14—Adventure 1—Arrival—Episode 7—Scene 1… Forest City… After leaving the Cabin-on-the-Rock, Lacy headed north on Historic US 61 to Moosehead City and spent some quality time there exploring the largest village in the county.
She walked Main Street, passing by Moosehead Real Estate, Wnslows’ Fine Furniture, Ralph’s Barber Shop, Sadie’s Buffet, Pete’s Bar, Tom’s Tavern, and Farkleberry’s Classic Cars. On her way out-of-town, she passed by (but didn’t stop at) Moosehead County Offices, and McLean Medical Center (Moosehead County Hospital.
About ten miles northwest of Moosehead City she came to the county road leading to Forest City, the most northern point of Moosehead County.
Forest City was the starting point of her exploration.
Forest City was the starting point of her exploration
It is also the latest total upgrade of this blog’s Moosehead County—and, I hope, the last.
She arrived just as the Streamliner was leaving town after dropping off the bank president who was returning from a fishing expedition in Canada.
Forest City was once the county seat of Forest County—until that portion of the county was annexed by Moosehead County (the balance of the county was annexed by Cook County) in exchange for that portion of Moosehead County in and around Devil Track Lake—also given to Cook County.
Lacy stopped to walk through the town, parking in the lot behind “Silverthorn’s Fine Dining.”
After a light lunch at Silverthorn’s, she walked the length of the town: Starting at Millie Hanson’s General Store, she walked past Forest City Machine & Tool, Charley’s Auto & Truck Service (yeah the same Charley she works for) and Winslow’s Lounge.
Forest City today (with Brian Lepus in the foreground)
Walking past the Forest Bank—she continued to the four-home residential part of the village. Most of the people operating or working at the town’s businesses, live outside of the village limits.
This is how Forest City first appeared on the blog.
This is how Forest City first appeared on the blog
A multi-layered master image requiring assembly—rather too much time was consumed in combining the layers into a single image.
Sometimes I messed-up the illustration—GENTLE READER—and had to go back and start over—too often, actually.
Next stop—Lakeview City!
To be CONTINUED…